About the Conference:

About the Conference:

Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Hilal Al Sayer, Kuwait Minister of Health, the first Health Contractors Conference and Exhibition will be held in the State of Kuwait from 11-13 April 2010, at the Convention Center, Movenpick Hotel located in the Free Trade Zone Kuwait.

The Conference would be an opportunity for investors, Ministry officials, healthcare contractors and healthcare professionals including medical planners, medical architects, facility managers, medical equipment suppliers, third party administrators, hospital administrators and professionals involved in different aspects of hospital planning, design, building, management and operations to showcase their expertise and resources in the on-going development of the healthcare industry and add new dimensions to their services and service markets in the State of Kuwait.

In tune with the vision of the Kuwait Ministry of Public Works and Ministry of Health that have recently approved a plan to establish eight new hospital facilities within the next five years with an allocated budget of 1.2 Billion Kuwaiti Dinars (about 4.2 Billion USD), the conference places heavy emphasis on the new Jaber Al Ahmad Hospital Project, which is considered to be one of the biggest healthcare facilities under development for providing the latest state of the art medical services in the Middle East.

The main construction contract was awarded to Arab Contractors Company in August 2009 and this project is estimated to be completed in 2014. With a total built up area of 270,000 square meters and an estimated total cost of KD 303 million, the 1,168 bedded Hospital aims to offer a wide range of medical services, Trauma center, Diagnostic and Treatment center, Causality services, Inpatient and Outpatient care, Dental service and VIP suites equipped with all the latest and sophisticated medical equipment.

The conference aims to introduce the cutting-edge technologies, latest trends, products, services and ideas in healthcare and presents an unique platform to bring together the specialized contractors and investors involved in the planning, build, design, operations, and management of all kinds of healthcare facilities.

The Health Contractors Conference and Exhibition targets all the leading companies in the following fields:

» Hospital Design and Build

» Hospital Administration and Management

» Planning and Architecture Design Consultancy

» Facility Management

» Maintenance and Engineering

» Marketing

» Risk Management

» Manpower Recruitment

» Third Party Administrators/Medical Insurance

» Healthcare Investment and Finance

» Medical Equipment and Medical Furniture

» IT System and Information Technology

» Hospital Informational System

» Medical gas and Vacuum System

» Electromechanical services

» Patient and Staff safety

» Patient Records Systems

» Infection Control

» Quality Assurance

» Energy Control system

» Cafeteria, Kitchens and Catering Services

» Waste Management, Cleaning and Sterilization

» Fire & safety systems

» HVAC and Low Voltage Systems

» Water treatment